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Stranded Namugongo pilgrims ask church, MPs for transport back home

Police, Church clash over stranded pilgrims Namugongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were dramatic scenes at Namugongo Catholic shrines on Saturday afternoon, a day after the Martyrs day celebrations as police clashed with the administrators on how to handle stranded pilgrims. When our reporter arrived at the shrines in the …

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PICTORIAL: Uganda Martyrs’ Day 2022

Prime Minister delivers President’s speech Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pictorial of the Uganda Martyrs’ Day held today at Namugongo at the Catholic and Protestant shrines, with thousands of guests including Prime Minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja, Vice President Jessica Alupo, Speaker and Deputy Anita Among and Thomas Tayebwa, …

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Martyrs Day: Pilgrims walk, run from Munyonyo to Kampala

Munyonyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pilgrims have walked or run in a 5km and 10km event from Munyonyo to Kampala, as part of activities leading to this year’s Martyrs Day celebrations. The celebrations are  held every year on June 3rd. Martyrs’ Day is celebrated in remembrance of the young Christian …

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Museveni meets Russia’s Orthodox Church Africa leader

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has met Russia’s Orthodox Church New Africa Exarchate Metropolitan Leonid Gorbachev of Klin who is in Africa on his maiden visit. In a press statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit, Museveni promised to support the church in preaching the word of God. “I follow Christ, so …

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UGANDA: Eid is on Monday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eid Fitri prayers will be commemorated on Monday, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC has announced. The Second Deputy Mufti and Acting Director of Sharia Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa made the announcement on the top floor of Gaddafi National Mosque on Saturday evening moments after …

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UMSC: Recall self-study materials over errors in Islam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to recall self-study materials over errors made in the Islamic Religious Education (IRE) and Arabic Content content. Sheikh Juma Bakhit Cucu, the Secretary for Education at UMSC says that the council has …

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